Mwihaki Muraguri

Independent Philanthropy Adviser

Mwihaki Muraguri is a seasoned professional in the area of development and philanthropy. Over the course of her profession she has worked in philanthropic institutions such as the Rockefeller Foundation, where she led the foundation’s work in health and philanthropy in Africa, and with the KCB Foundation, one of Kenya’s first corporate foundations working across East Africa. In addition, she spent several years in the area of HIV and AIDS service delivery with Amref Health Africa, Africa’s largest homegrown health NGO.

Through her work, she has advocated for and supported the growth of the philanthropic sector on the continent through networks such as the African Philanthropy Forum, the African Grantmakers Network and the East Africa Association of Grantmakers.

Currently, Ms. Muraguri is an independent advisor where she continues to support the philanthropic sector most notably through documentation and advisory services. She was a contributing author to the first toolkit for African Philanthropists, a handbook targeted at emerging individual philanthropists; and recently documented the story of Kenya’s oldest community foundation, detailing its twenty-year contributions in the field.

An ardent storyteller, Mwihaki is happily based in Nairobi, Kenya, the city with the best weather on the planet, which is unfortunately countered by the world’s most unpredictable traffic.